Certification

For NKBA Certified Members

Certified members are required to earn 20 CEU hours every 2-year cycle. The current cycle runs from July 1, 2018 thru June 30, 2020.

All certified members must submit their CEUs to NKBA National. Log-on to nkba.org using your individual membership account and a fill-out a CEU Reporting Form for each program you attend. You can find this form by clicking on Report CEUs.

Details information about our chapter meetings and professional development seminars can be found on the Recaps page.

NKBA National offers a number of free online CEU classes, which will help fulfill the required 20 CEU hours. Click here to find the free Webinars.

Certified Interior Designers in California

The California Council for Interior Design Certification (CCIDC) administers the Certified Interior Designers Law under Chapter 3.9, Sect.5800 of the California Business and Professions Code. You must take the IDEX exam to become a Certified Interior Designer. For more information and to read the latest eNews, go to CCIDC’s website.


IDEX Exam

Click here to learn more about the becoming a Certified Interior Designer.

The Original IDEX California Prep. Classes

Click here for information on the Original IDEX prep. class, the original authorized partner with IDEX CA and CCIDC.

The Original IDEX CA Prep Class created by Carol Lamkins, CID, CMKBD, is the top-rated preparation class to get ready to sit for the IDEX CA.  This class is exclusively sponsored by the California Legislative Coalition for Interior Design (CLCID) with the profits supporting the profession through legislation.

2016 Codes Reference Book

The 2016 California Codes and Regulations for Interior Designers Resource Manual, 5th Edition, is published by CLCID. This edition was revised to reflect the CAL Green mandatory regulations. It is a great resource for studying for the IDEX California as well as an effective reference manual. Click here for more information and to order this book.